Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Sad Reunion

We've just returned from a few days visiting J's hometown after his grandmother unexpectedly passed away on Friday. It was wonderful to see so much of J's family (dozens of people flew or drove in from all over the country and 2 very special people flew in from Mexico City); funerals are strange that way, with an element of joy from family reunion mixed with the sorrow from a loved member's passing. I'm not going to try to do Evie's great-grandmother's memory justice in this post. I'll save that for another time. For now, I'll simply say that she was a beautiful lady and we are grateful to have so many fun memories of her to comfort us. Here are a few photos of her from last month.

Blowing bubbles for Evie:
Grandma G is second from the left:

Another consequence of our time in Minnesota is that I am behind schedule on preparations for Evie's birthday party and will be scrambling to get everything in order in the next few days. I would promise to at least post pictures right away, but my card reader is being difficult right now, so I'm not sure whether or not I'll be able to do that. For those of you who are close to us and can't celebrate with us on Saturday, I'm sorry; I'll do my best.


  1. I'm glad you got to see family, even though it was bittersweet.

  2. That's so sad. I was wondering if anything was wrong, since it had been so long since we heard from you.

    I'm glad you did get to see some family, and it's so great that you have those pictures of Evie and her great-grandmother... those will be special.

    Hope Evie has a great birthday and you stay calm throughout!

  3. Im sorry for the loss of J's grandmother. However, Im glad you were able to see some family members and show that cute baby of yours off :)
    Good luck with the party- Im sure it will be a hit no matter what!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss. Grandparents and great grandparents are so valuable.

    Enjoy Evie's party. Remember if there is bright colored icing, her poo will likely match in the days that follow...and will stain everything. Go for pastels! LOL

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you get everything done for the party on time. Have fun!

  6. Sympathy to you, J and Evie.
    My mom is "Grandma G" too.
    I agree funerals are a strange mix.
    I'm sure Evie will have a wonderful birthday regardless!

  7. I'm so sorry for your are all in my thoughts and prayers!



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